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Submissions for Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award 2020

Presented by Midsumma Festival and Australia Post

Australia's leading queer art award submission is now open and will close Fri, 20 Sept 2019.

Since its inauguration in 2016 the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award has quickly established itself as an important award in the ecology of the arts. With finalists selected from across the country, the non-acquisitive annual award is a survey of outstanding queer artists working across mediums reflecting their potent personal and political perspectives on the world.

With a prize pool valued at $10,000 in 2020, the art award is open nation-wide to artists in any medium. Finalists are exhibited at No Vacancy Gallery as part of Midsumma Festival 2020.

Judges of the Major Award of $6000 include Hannah Presley (ACCA) and an Executive of Australia Post (further judges to be announced). Finalists will also be eligible for a $1000 People’s Choice Award provided by Australia Post.

In partnership with Midsumma Festival, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is proud to offer a paid residency /exhibition opportunity for the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Award. The opportunity will be determined in collaboration with the winning artist in order to best support their practice, and will take place within the grounds of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre in 2020.

Midsumma Festival is delighted to present this award and exhibition event as part of our ongoing partnership with Australia Post. Celebrating diversity and inclusion is important to Australia Post. They are committed to supporting their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer employees and driving positive change to create more inclusiveness not just throughout their workforce but throughout the wider community.

Visit the Midsumma Website for full information, T&Cs and submission process.


Thursday 29 August, 2019
Monday 23 September, 2019
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